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Policy & Initiatives

Taskforces & Coalitions

Taskforces & Coalitions

AFC’s staff are members of many coalitions, committees, and task forces that focus on improving education and pushing for education reform.

Task Forces/Coalitions/Committees:

A+ Coalition
Administration for Children's Services Commissioner's Advisory Panel on Education
Administration for Children Services Education Forum
Action for Reform in Special Education (ARISE) Coalition
Campaign for Children
Campaign for Effective Behavioral Health Supports for Students
Campaign for Tomorrow’s Workforce
Coalition of Culturally & Linguistically  - Specific Orgs in Support of Education (CCLOSE)
Coalition for Multiple Pathways to a Diploma
Crear Futuro’s  Coalition
Dignity in Schools – New York
Domestic Violence and Economic Justice (DVEJ) Subcommittee of Welfare Reform Network
Education Collaborative
Education Law Task Force – Legal Services of New York City
Education Subcommittee of the New York City Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC)
Graduate NYC Partner Group
Juvenile Justice Oversight Board (JJOB) of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Juvenile Justice Workgroup of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services Education Advisory Board
Mayor's Young Male Initiative Advisory Board
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
NYC Family Court Advisory Council, Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Matters
New York City Continuum of Care
NYC High School Application Advisory Committee
NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents
New York City School-Justice Partnership Task Force
New York's OPPORTUNITY Youth Agenda
New York State Parent Network
New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Youth Courts
New York State ESEA Waiver Renewal Think Tank
New York State Runaway and Homeless Youth Advisory Committee
New York State Family Engagement Coalition
Parent Organizing Collaborative
Parents for Inclusive Education
School to Prison Pipeline Legal Strategies Collaborative
Special Education Mediation Work Group
Student Safety Coalition
United Way of New York City Education Advisory Council
Winning Beginning New York
Youth Justice Training Collaborative